Leaf Type: Green (Matcha)
Where to Buy: Shanti Tea
Matcha tea is kind of like a super-powered green tea—since you’re ingesting the whole leaf instead of just the brewed beverage, you get up to ten times the antioxidant effect and nutritional value of your standard green. Matcha’s rich in antioxidants, as well as chlorophyll and fiber, and has been found to have natural mood enhancing effects. All in all, matcha’s got no match when it comes to healthy teas.
Learn more about this tea here.
This Matcha really delivers on the flavor promised in its name. This is really BLUEBERRY! The flavor of blueberry is so vibrant, and it doesn’t taste fake. It tastes bright and sweet and juicy, just like a fresh, ripe blueberry.
I really like the way the flavor of the powdered green tea and the blueberry mingle here: the two components emphasize each others sweet notes, and the blueberry has a way of bringing the fresh, vegetative notes of the Matcha in a very agreeable way. I taste no bitterness, just fresh, sweet berry and the lush “greenness” of the Matcha.
The Matcha is very smooth – not chalky or gritty. It whisks up frothy – and it achieves this froth very easily. I had barely begun to whisk when I noticed a very rich froth sitting atop the Matcha. Nice! Now that I’m more than halfway finished with my bowlful of Matcha, the froth has subsided quite a bit, but, the tea is still very well incorporated in the water – I haven’t really noticed any separation or sediment.
Really good – this is a tea I’d recommend to all the blueberry fans out there! It packs a lot of YUM into every sip!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!